2020 Sponsorship Opportunities

A special note to our potential sponsors: The Festival of Whales invites you to share your goals and objectives with us so that we may find the sponsorship level that best fits your needs. We look forward to working with you!

Select a price point from the list below to view sponsorship options:

Blue Whale - $25,000

  • Logo on 52,000 official program/calendar of events distributed March 7, 8, 14, 15 throughout Dana Point, San Clemente, Capistrano Beach and areas of Laguna Niguel via home delivery, rack display and onboard all Festival shuttles.
  • Logo in full-page, full-color print ads scheduled to run three weeks prior to, during and after the Festival.
  • Booth/Exhibit Opportunities:
    • Street Fair (March 7)
    • Ocean Awareness Day (March 8 – limited to eco-friendly sponsors)
    • Grand Finale Concert (March 15)
    • Harbor Walkway (March 7, 8, 14, 15)
      • Sponsors at this level are eligible for one booth space at any of the locations listed, based upon availability, for the four days of the Festival. Sponsors may also choose to have one booth along the Harbor Walkway for all four days, based upon availability. Booth space is considered a 10’ x 10’ footprint unless otherwise negotiated. Sponsors provide their own booth/canopy.
  • Banners and Signage Opportunities:
    • Whale watching excursion boats or on-ramps leading to whale watch boats in Dana Wharf Harbor area (up to 4)
    • Street Fair Stage (1)
    • Grand Finale Concert Performers Ramp to On-the-Water Stage (1)
    • Logo on City’s Point of Entrance Banners (8)
    • Logo on event, parking or shuttle stop signage located throughout Festival (12)
  • Social Media Package
    • Promote online presence, brand, products, services, and special offerings
      via Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
      *Festival followers and page likes available upon request
  • Special discounted advertising rates in the official Festival of Whales program
  • Logo and link placement on the homepage of the Festival website
  • Individual Whale Watching Excursion tickets (80)
  • 2020 Festival of Whales Commemorative Merchandise (10)
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NEW booth opportunities are available at the Festival’s Grand Finale Concert on the Water, BBQ and Spirits Garden.


Gray Whale - $10,000

  • Logo on 52,000 official program/calendar of events distributed March 7, 8, 14, 15 throughout Dana Point, San Clemente, Capistrano Beach and areas of Laguna Niguel via home delivery, rack display and onboard all Festival shuttles.
  • Logo in full-page, full-color print ads scheduled to run three weeks prior to, during and after the Festival.
  • Booth/Exhibit Opportunities:
    • Street Fair (March 7)
    • Ocean Awareness Day (March 8 – limited to eco-friendly sponsors)
    • Grand Finale Concert (March 15)
    • Harbor Walkway (March 7, 8, 14, 15)
      • Sponsors at this level are eligible for one booth space at any of the locations listed, based upon availability, for three days of the Festival. Sponsors may also choose to have one booth along the Harbor Walkway for three days, based upon availability. Booth space is considered a 10’ x 10’ footprint unless otherwise negotiated. Sponsors provide their own booth/canopy.
  • Banners and Signage Opportunities:
    • Whale watching excursion boats or on-ramps leading to whale watch boats in Dana Wharf Harbor area (2)
    • Street Fair Stage (1)
    • Grand Finale Concert Performers Ramp to On-the-Water Stage (1)
    • Logo on City’s Point of Entrance Banners (6)
    • Logo on event, parking or shuttle stop signage located throughout Festival (8)
  • Social Media Package
    • Promote online presence, brand, products, services, and special offerings
      via Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
      *Festival followers and page likes available upon request
  • Special discounted advertising rates in the official Festival of Whales program
  • Logo and link placement on the homepage of the Festival website
  • Individual Whale Watching Excursion tickets (40)
  • 2020 Festival of Whales Commemorative Merchandise (6)
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In addition to the Festival’s city-wide sponsor banner program, the Festival also offers on-site, individual signage opportunities.


Humpback Whale - $5,000

  • Logo on 52,000 official program/calendar of events distributed March 7, 8, 14, 15 throughout Dana Point, San Clemente, Capistrano Beach and areas of Laguna Niguel via home delivery, rack display and onboard all Festival shuttles.
  • Logo in full-page, full-color print ads scheduled to run three weeks prior to, during and after the Festival.
  • Booth/Exhibit Opportunities:
    • Street Fair (March 7)
    • Ocean Awareness Day (March 8 – limited to eco-friendly sponsors)
    • Grand Finale Concert (March 15)
    • Harbor Walkway (March 7, 8, 14, 15)
      • Sponsors at this level are eligible for one booth space at any of the locations listed, based upon availability, for three days of the Festival. Sponsors may also choose to have one booth along the Harbor Walkway for three days, based upon availability. Booth space is considered a 10’ x 10’ footprint unless otherwise negotiated. Sponsors provide their own booth/canopy.
  • Banners and Signage Opportunities:
    • Street Fair Stage (1)
    • Grand Finale Concert Performers Ramp to On-the-Water Stage (1)
    • Logo on Point of Entrance Banners (4)
    • Logo on event, parking or shuttle stop signage located throughout Festival (5)
  • Social Media Package
    • Promote online presence, brand, products, services, and special offerings
      via Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
      *Festival followers and page likes available upon request
  • Special discounted advertising rates in the official Festival of Whales program
  • Logo and link placement on the sponsorship page of the Festival website
  • 2020 Festival of Whales Commemorative Merchandise (4)
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More than 50,000 visitors over two weekends make the Dana Point Festival of Whales a premium location for getting your message to a targeted audience.


Killer Whale - $2,500

  • Logo on 52,000 official program/calendar of events distributed March 7, 8, 14, 15 throughout Dana Point, San Clemente, Capistrano Beach and areas of Laguna Niguel via home delivery, rack display and onboard all Festival shuttles.
  • Logo in full-page, full-color print ads scheduled to run three weeks prior to, during and after the Festival.
  • Booth/Exhibit Opportunities:
    • Street Fair (March 7)
    • Ocean Awareness Day (March 8 – limited to eco-friendly sponsors)
    • Grand Finale Concert (March 15)
    • Harbor Walkway (March 7, 8, 14, 15)
      • Sponsors at this level are eligible for one booth space at any of the locations listed, based upon availability, for two days of the Festival. Sponsors may also choose to have one booth along the Harbor Walkway for two days, based upon availability. Booth space is considered a 10’ x 10’ footprint unless otherwise negotiated. Sponsors provide their own booth/canopy.
  • Banners and Signage Opportunities:
    • Logo on Point of Entrance Banners (2)
    • Logo on event, parking or shuttle stop signage located throughout Festival (2)
  • Social Media Package
    • Promote online presence, brand, products, services, and special offerings
      via Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
      *Festival followers and page likes available upon request
  • Special discounted advertising rates in the official Festival of Whales program
  • Logo and link placement on the sponsorship page of the Festival website
  • 2020 Festival of Whales Commemorative Merchandise (4)

Minke Whale - $1,500

  • Logo on 52,000 official program/calendar of events distributed March 7, 8, 14, 15 throughout Dana Point, San Clemente, Capistrano Beach and areas of Laguna Niguel via home delivery, rack display and onboard all Festival shuttles.
  • Booth/Exhibit Opportunities:
    • Street Fair (March 7)
    • Ocean Awareness Day (March 8 – limited to eco-friendly sponsors)
    • Grand Finale Concert (March 15)
    • Harbor Walkway (March 7, 8, 14, 15)
      • Sponsors at this level are eligible for a choice of one booth space at any of the locations listed, based upon availability, for one day of the Festival and the Social Media Package –OR– one booth space at any of the locations listed, based upon availability, for two days of the Festival. Booth space is considered a 10’ x 10’ footprint unless otherwise negotiated. Sponsors provide their own booth/canopy.
  • Social Media Package (for those choosing one-day booth space):
    • Promote online presence, brand, products, services, and special offerings
      via Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
      *Festival followers and page likes available upon request
  • Special discounted advertising rates in the official Festival of Whales program
  • Logo and link placement on the sponsorship page of the Festival website
  • 2020 Festival of Whales Commemorative Merchandise (4)

Dolphin Whale - $1,000

  • Logo on 52,000 official program/calendar of events distributed March 7, 8, 14, 15 throughout Dana Point, San Clemente, Capistrano Beach and areas of Laguna Niguel via home delivery, rack display and onboard all Festival shuttles.
  • Booth/Exhibit Opportunities:
    • Street Fair (March 7)
    • Ocean Awareness Day (March 8 – limited to eco-friendly sponsors)
    • Grand Finale Concert (March 15)
    • Harbor Walkway (March 7, 8, 14, 15)
      • Sponsors at this level are eligible for one booth space at any of the locations listed, based upon availability, for one day of the Festival. Booth space is considered a 10’ x 10’ footprint unless otherwise negotiated. Sponsors provide their own booth/canopy.
  • Special discounted advertising rates in the official Festival of Whales program
  • Logo and link placement on the sponsorship page of the Festival website
  • 2020 Festival of Whales Commemorative Merchandise (2)

Friend of the Festival - $500

  • Special discounted advertising rates in the official Festival of Whales program
  • Logo on final Festival of Whales full-color, full-page thank-you ad
  • Logo and link placement on the sponsorship page of the Festival website
  • 2020 Festival of Whales Commemorative Merchandise (1)

Whale Watching Charters - $1,000

  • Special discounted advertising rates in the official Festival of Whales program
  • Logo on final Festival of Whales full-color, full-page thank-you ad
  • Logo and link placement on the sponsorship page of the Festival website
  • Listing (150 words maximum) and link on the Whale Watching page of the Festival website
  • 2020 Festival of Whales Commemorative Merchandise (1)

Sponsors participating at the $1000 level and above (with the exception of Charters) are also invited to go on a complimentary whale watching excursion during the month of February. Whale watching excursions based on space availability and reservations being made seven days in advance of the excursion. Festival of Whales commemorative merchandise includes one special, limited edition sponsor sweatshirt.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

The Festival of Whales Foundation, a 501(c)3 charitable organization, was created to inform, inspire and attract residents of Dana Point, California and visitors from around the world to the annual Festival of Whales event so they may learn about the importance of ocean life protection and preservation. The annual migration of the California Gray Whale provides the perfect opportunity to share this critical message about the protection and preservation of our marine life and also educate the public on water quality issues.

The Foundation brings together the greater community of Dana Point as well as community members and non-profits from around Southern California to focus on these issues and bring greater awareness to the need to partner to bring about a difference in attitude and action. By promoting individual, civic and corporate responsibility for keeping our oceans clean within a fun, festival atmosphere, we are confident that we will make a difference and spread this important message far beyond our own community.

Please consult your tax advisor as to the extent your sponsorship is tax-deductible. All sponsor benefits are contingent upon the full pre-payment of sponsorship.